Inspiring Young People – Mirboo North Secondary College

SGBCLLEN supported Mirboo North Secondary College to host an ‘Inspiring Young People’ (IYP) event last week for year 11 students. IYP events demonstrate how school industry partnerships and community can add great value to young people’s learning journeys and raise career aspirations. The events engage adults from a diverse range of careers to come together to share their own career pathways and mentor the students.

Speakers on the day included TravelManagers – Emily Turner , Julie Bickerton – Allan Farms, Tricia Leone Intelligence Analyst – Victoria Policeand Beau Vernon Head Coach Leongatha Football Club.

Thanks to the mentors and all those who supported the event. We had a wide range of mentors from organisations such as Gippsland Water,  Cottage Garden Threads and Mirboo North & District Community Foundation.

Student feedback:

“Very inspiring and motivational, the event taught me a lot about where I can end up”

“An amazing experience for the students”

“The Inspiring Young People event really helped me to change the way I think about  where I want to be in the future”

“I thought it was a good experience to learn that you do not always end up in the career you thought you would”

“It had lots of information about career options”

“It was great to listen to other peoples work experiences”

“It was good to hear from other people and share stories with them”

“it gives you a chance to look into options and see  a different perspective”

“It gives students a better outlook on life after school and variety in career options”

“It opens your mind to  lots of new ideas”

“It gives you a better understanding on achieving goals and overcoming self doubts and beliefs”

“It inspires you to follow what you love and that your first career choice isn’t your last”



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